Marshall County Prosecutor David R. Holmes has purchased highly sensitive weight measuring scales with money from the Pretrial Diversion Fund.
Holmes stated in a press release that the new changes in the drug laws make it essential to have accurate readings on the weight of any drugs seized in a case. That weight needs to be proven in court.
The scales were purchased for the Argos, Bourbon, Culver, Plymouth, and Bremen Police Departments. The Marshall County Undercover Narcotics Investigative Team also received scales.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department already had the scales in use as well as the Indiana State Police.
Holmes noted that taxpayer money was not used in the acquisition of this equipment. The money came from a fund managed by his office.